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Friday, May 3, 2019

Drum Corps Showcase Returns to Glens Falls

The Glens Falls Music Academy Drum Corps Showcase has been set for Saturday, July 22, at 7 pm. Having returned in 2018 after a five-year hiatus, Drum Corps International, ‘Marching Music’s Major League’, is back at East Field in Glens Falls. The open corps lineup for 2019 currently includes the Raiders of Burlington, New Jersey; the 7th Regiment of New London, Connecticut; the Legends of Kalamazoo, Michigan; the Spartans of Nashua, New Hampshire; and Southwind of Mobile, Alabama. Additional teams may be added. Drum Corps International (DCI) is the non-profit governing body for junior drum and bugle corps in » >>More

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Central Adirondack Art Show Opening Friday

The 2019 Central Adirondack Art Show, a long-standing Old Forge tradition, is set to open on Friday, May 3rd from 5 to 7 pm at View Arts. Held for the first time in 1952 by View founder Miriam Kashiwa, in her front yard, the Central Adirondack Art Show is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors of the Adirondacks. View gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $10 for guests and free for View members. View is located at » Continue Reading. >>More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pete Seeger Tribute Planned for Saranac Lake

A celebration of Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday has been set for Saturday, May 4th at 7 pm at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 57 Church St in Saranac Lake. Local performers will perform songs that Pete sang and some original music based in the folk tradition and storytelling.  Travis Jeffery, a former captain of the Clearwater and friend of the Seeger’s, will share stories and will perform. He will be joined by Celia Evans, Keith Gorgas, Duane Gould, Lisa and Klaus Meissner, Tom Techman, Bruce Thompson and others. Nearly 50 years ago Pete and his wife, Toshi, spearheaded an effort to >>More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Arts Center Member, Student Show in Blue Mountain Lake

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to open on Wednesday, May 1st for its 52nd season. To launch this year’s exhibitions, the Arts Center solicited works of art from its talented members. The Members’ Show will be displayed from May 1 – 31, with a reception open to the public on Friday, May 10 from 5 to 6:30 pm. Following the artist reception on May 10, the Arts Center will be presenting a World Music Concert at 7:30 pm featuring, Sitar/Tabla Master Ustad Shafaat Khan. Tickets are available at the door and online. This year’s Members Show >>More

Sunday, April 28, 2019

In 1969, Citizens Saved the Upper Hudson from Destruction

Fifty springs ago, the Upper Hudson River was conserved as a wild, free flowing river. The Schenectady Gazette’s writer Pete Jacobs reported the news in the April 17, 1969 edition of that newspaper: “Without opposition, the Assembly gave swift approval to legislation prohibiting the construction of the Gooley Dam on the Upper Hudson River, branded by conservationists as a threat to the wild river country.” In addition to Gooley, the bill blocks construction of any reservoirs on the river from Luzerne to its source in the Adirondack Park. The estimated $57 million dam was proposed as a source of water >>More

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Essex Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Essex Community Fund, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, has invited local nonprofits, schools, churches and municipalities to apply for grant funding. Eligible projects must serve Town of Essex residents through community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, or programs for youth and senior citizens. The Fund gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. It does not award grants for ongoing operating expenses. Last year, the Fund’s grants ranged from $250 to $2,000, with an average grant size of $1,300 for programs of the Belden Noble and Paine Memorial libraries, Whallonsburg Grange >>More

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Poetry: Tracks

I know these tracks in my tendons. I know this forest. How it pounds into the shale, like a crumbling ravine of snow the color of mink fur. I know this forest. Its wisdom returns to me from vanished glaciers, and I hear the sleep of beasts in tombs of rotting Hemlock. I know that I am not alone, but these embers of tradition cannot be shared. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.

Friday, April 26, 2019

North Country at Work Event, Exhibit In Plattsburgh

The Clinton County Historical Association has announced an opening reception for the new photo and audio exhibit “Clinton County at Work” will take place Thursday, May 2, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Clinton County Historical Museum, 98 Ohio Avenue, Old Base Museum Campus in Plattsburgh. The exhibit will showcase photos of work in Plattsburgh and Clinton County from the 1800s to the present, plus listening stations where attendees can hear work stories from people in the community. The exhibit will be a feature of the Museum’s Early Industry Gallery for the month of May. For more information, visit >>More

Thursday, April 25, 2019

2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Theme is ‘Myths and Legends’

Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee and the public who attended the committee meeting on April 23 have chosen ‘Myths and Legends’ as the theme for the 2020 Carnival. The theme was chosen from ideas gathered from the community and Committee members. The ‘Myths and Legends’ theme was proposed at the March Committee meeting by Julia Walkow, a second-grader at Petrova Elementary School. When narrowing down the theme ideas, Committee members weighed a number of factors, including whether a theme could fit well in the parade and generate suitable music for the myriad of festivities during the 10-day-long >>More

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival 2019 Set For July

The 2019 Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been set for July 25-28th. Now in its 13th year, the Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Ferry Dock Marina, Burlington Harbor Marina, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). Visitors can stroll along the shores from venue to venue, view the classic boats, long boats, canoe, kayak and Dragon Boat demonstrations as we commemorate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain. Local fare will be available for sampling, along with music and hands-on exhibits for children >>More